AASTMT perceives the unfavorable effect of plastic waste, from creation through to removal. Plastic contamination can destructively affect Aquatic life, and the College is looking to diminish plastic use and wastage nearby. The accompanying activities have been received to advance this point with staff and understudies:
Single-use plastics in catering (food bundling, dispensable coffee cups, cutlery) have been supplanted with compostable catering supplies in all College food outlets to lessen plastic waste nearby.
Reusable cups are given to AASTMT staff during staff acceptances to decrease single-utilize dispensable cup wastage. These can likewise be bought from grounds retail outlets, and limits are offered to clients when reusable cups are used. Single-use cups cause an extra charge to urge a transition to reusable cups.
Conferencing and Occasions use reusable crystals to serve water, killing waste from recently used plastic-filtered water. The group also produces cleaned water nearby, further diminishing waste by evading the need to purchase indispensable water bundling. Water stations have been introduced all through the grounds for use by understudies and staff to support bottle reuse.
AASTMT intends to keep diminishing waste by investigating new items and administrations to help decrease plastic utilization and waste. To achieve this, AASTMT adopted a garbage segregation strategy and has distributed categorized trash bins on all its campuses; the following pictures are from the Abu-Qir Campus.
AASTMT Recycling Program on AASTMT webpage
The recommendations of the WGSAs are being submitted to the Scientific Advisory Committee on Fisheries (SAC), which collects and assesses information on catches, fishing efforts, fleet capacity, and other data relevant to the conservation and management of fisheries.
Then, the SAC adopts the assessment of the status and trends of relevant populations of living marine resources, ecosystems, and fisheries-related human components, using the appropriate indicators and in relation to agreed biological and/or management reference points. In addition, A provision of independent advice made by the SAC to facilitate the adoption of recommendations concerning the sustainable management of fisheries and ecosystems at the regional and subregional levels, including relevant biological, environmental, social, and economic aspects, the ecosystem approach to fisheries, the impact of IUU fishing and the assessment of biological and ecological implications under different management scenarios.
Links to the last three meetings:
The conference theme was “Towards a sustainable blue economy”. Blue economy seeks to promote economic growth while at the same time ensuring the environmental sustainability of the oceans and coastal areas. Blue economy has diverse components, including established traditional ocean industries such as maritime transport, fisheries, and new fields, such as offshore renewable energy, seabed extractive activities, aquaculture, and marine biotechnology.
The conference topics were:
Blue Economy: Environmental Prospective
The 21st AGA and IAMUC 21 were hosted by the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), in the beautiful city of Alexandria, Egypt. The theme of the AGA21 IAMUC is “Innovation and Sustainability of Maritime Industry in the Scope of Blue Economy and Green Concept”.
The 21st Annual General Assembly (AGA 21) is the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) annual meeting. The IAMU Conference (IAMUC), held annually as part of the AGA, brings together experts and official representatives of IAMU member universities from all over the world to discuss, exchange, and share recent progress and future trends in maritime education, training, research, and other matters within the scope of IAMU.
IAMU AGA21 26th -28th October 2021 on AGA21| AASTMT webpage